Congressman Hastings Agrees #FixTheDike

Last week, Congressman Alcee Hastings joined our efforts to #FixTheDike by signing our petition. Congressman Hastings understands the concerns of Glades residents and was instrumental in organizing a meeting between the Army Corps of Engineers and our communities. The Corps  gave a firsthand update to Glades residents on rising water levels in Lake Okeechobee and inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike, and allowed us to express our concerns. We are proud to have his support and look forward to other community leaders joining this cause.

“On behalf of the Guardians of the Glades and Glades Lives Matter, we thank Congressman Hastings for supporting a cause that protects South Florida, honors our heritage, and takes live-savings measures to fortify the Herbert Hoover Dike. We appreciate Congressman Hastings’ strong leadership on this issue and for knowing what a stronger dike means for our communities. As we saw during the mandatory evacuations before Hurricane Irma, flooding still poses a tremendous threat to our people and our way of life.”

-Tammy Jackson-Moore and Janet Taylor, Co-Chairwomen of #FixTheDike

Congressman Alcee Hastings singing the #FixTheDike petition Congressman Alcee Hastings after signing the petition